Urinary Incontinence News and Research

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Urinary incontinence (UI), or the unintentional loss of urine, is a problem for more than 13 million Americans—85 percent of them women. Although about half of the elderly have episodes of incontinence, bladder problems are not a natural consequence of aging, and they are not exclusively a problem of the elderly.

Incontinence has several causes. Women are most likely to develop incontinence either during pregnancy and childbirth, or after the hormonal changes of menopause, because of weakened pelvic muscles. Older men can become incontinent as the result of prostate surgery. Pelvic trauma, spinal cord damage, caffeine, or medications including cold or over-the-counter diet tablets also can cause episodes of incontinence.

But even though urinary incontinence can be improved in 8 out of 10 cases, fewer than half of those with bladder problems ever discuss the condition with their health care professional. The condition often goes untreated.
More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot

More than 1,000 patients at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals benefit from high-tech robot

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Important vaccines that should not be missed by adults, elders and pregnant women

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Mediplus develops new silicone pessaries that eliminate clinical risks associated with surgical mesh

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

Study shows effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training for prevention of prolapse symptoms

High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

High BMI or fat mass linked to increased risk for SUI and UUI in older women

ATOMS device shows efficacy in treating male stress urinary incontinence

ATOMS device shows efficacy in treating male stress urinary incontinence

Women who have not given birth also experience urinary incontinence, study finds

Women who have not given birth also experience urinary incontinence, study finds

Revised prostate cancer guidelines did not reduce usage of PSA tests, study finds

Revised prostate cancer guidelines did not reduce usage of PSA tests, study finds

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

RTI extends research support to improve treatment for pelvic floor disorders in women

New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

New device could help improve outcomes of pelvic tumour surgeries

Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Mobile app helps reduce symptoms of urinary incontinence in women

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds

Female triathletes suffer from high rate of stress urinary and anal incontinence, study finds

New study shows female urologists perform more surgeries on women than male counterparts

New study shows female urologists perform more surgeries on women than male counterparts

NYU Lutheran helps patients fight prostate cancer with latest diagnostic and robotic surgery technology

NYU Lutheran helps patients fight prostate cancer with latest diagnostic and robotic surgery technology

MRI-guided focal laser ablation could be feasible, safe in prostate cancer patients

MRI-guided focal laser ablation could be feasible, safe in prostate cancer patients

Xiao procedure lacks efficacy for bladder control in children

Xiao procedure lacks efficacy for bladder control in children

Beaumont urologists study use of enobosarm to treat women's SUI

Beaumont urologists study use of enobosarm to treat women's SUI

Most patients prefer portable media devices to face-to-face consultation when discussing surgery

Most patients prefer portable media devices to face-to-face consultation when discussing surgery

Homeless adults have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes

Homeless adults have more geriatric conditions than those living in homes

Study examines long-term impact of delivery mode on stress urinary incontinence

Study examines long-term impact of delivery mode on stress urinary incontinence